Magneton can use one of two Abilities: Magnet Pull, which prevents opposing Steel-Type Pokémon from running away or switching out while this Pokémon is in battle; or Sturdy, which protects it from being KO'd if its HP is full or a One-Hit KO Move is used against it. Its Hidden Ability is Analytic, which increases the power of its moves by 30% if it moves last.
Magneton is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Magneton One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Magneton's appearance is extremely similar to its previous evolution, Magnemite. Instead of being one magnet-like creature, it is three, each 'body' is connected to the other via magnetism.
Magneton is a Genderless Pokémon species.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Magneton can be obtained by evolving a Magnemite, and can be found at Route 222 and Victory Road in Pokémon Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Magneton appear inside Cerulean Cave and at the Safari Zone's Mountain area throughout the day, and by placing 3 Plains Objects in the area.
In Pokémon X and Y, Magneton can be caught in the wild at the Lost Hotel and in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can obtained by evolving Magnemite, with this method being the same in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Magneton can be found at Huge Storage 2, Endless Level 21, Forever Level 21 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Magneton in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Magnemite. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Magneton can be found at Chasm Cave B1-B8 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Magneton is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B1-B6 and Final Cave 27F-29F.
Magneton can be found at Krokka Tunnel, Waterworks and Dusk Factory in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Magneton appears at the Oil Field Hideout, Habura Desert, Hippowdon Temple, Altru Building and Altru Tower. Magneton also appears in multiple areas in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, appearing multiple times inside the Oblivia Ruins, Layuda Island, and the Oblivia Region Sky Fortress in the Present, but like its previous form, Magneton doesn't appear in the Past missions.
Magneton appears at Firebreathing Mountain Factory 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Magneton is listed in the EX Trainer Kit Latios Half-deck and Black Kyurem EX Battle Strength deck. Magneton is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set and as an Uncommon Card in the EX Dragon, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Delta Species, Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront (2) and Triumphant sets.
Magneton is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Fossil (2), Team Rocket (2), Gym Heroes, Neo Revelation, Aquapolis, Skyridge (2), EX Dragon, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Delta Species, EX Legend Maker and EX Power Keepers sets.
Wild Magneton make an appearance in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. Jackson would use a Shiny Magneton during the episode Tie One On!, which was Ash's final preliminary matchup in the Johto League. Magneton would defeat both Pikachu and Cyndaquil before being defeated by Bulbasaur.
Wattson would also use a Magneton in a Gym Battle against Ash during the episode Watt's With Wattson?. Pikachu would defeat Magneton in one hit to win the battle and the Dynamo Badge, but Wattson would later ask Ash for a rematch.
Magneton's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Magneton is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a high base 120 Special Attack and great offensive typing that allows for it to hit a large portion of the tier for neutral damage barring Mega Camerupt and Seismitoad, Magneton is a force to be reckoned with. It fits very well on balance and offensive teams alike due to its ability to function well in a VoltTurn core, which allows for it to continue pressuring the opposing team. Magneton's abilities give it great utility, as Analytic allows for it to hit opposing switch ins or faster Pokémon harder and Sturdy allows for it to live one hit. Magneton's best set is a Choice Specs set that maximizes power over everything and functions as a great Fletchinder, Braviary, and Vivillon check. However, Magneton is not without flaws, as it has a mediocre Speed tier which leaves it open to being revenge killed. It has some crippling weaknesses to Ground, Fighting, and Fire, with the Ground weakness giving it a massive vulnerability to Dugtrio. Its bulk is not the best either due to a lackluster HP stat that undermines its defenses.
Magneton is usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With Magnet Pull, a high Special Attack stat, and a STAB combination that can hit the majority of the tier for neutral damage, Magneton is a very unique Electric-type that can support its team well at times. It can trap certain Steel-types like Empoleon and hit them for significant damage with a Choice Specs boosted Thunderbolt. Magneton has the most resistances among any Pokémon in the tier, giving it a decent amount of opportunities to switch in and threaten its foe. However, Magneton's bulk and Speed are average at best, and it is weak to numerous common attacking types. Its niche is not as notable as it is in other tiers due to a lack of commonly used Steel-type Pokémon it can trap.
Magneton is also viable in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. While mostly outclassed by its evolution Magnezone, Magneton's higher Speed stat allows for it to use a Choice Scarf set that can outpace Pokémon like Weavile, Starmie, Tornadus-T, and Talonflame. Its good Special Attack, great ability in Magnet Pull that allows it to trap pesky Steel-types like Skarmory and Ferrothorn, and ability to gain momentum for a team through Volt Switch are all valued. Magneton's bad HP stat makes Magneton's bulk relatively underwhelming and its movepool does not offer great coverage options. Magneton also is easily walled by specially defensive Pokémon and is very reliant on its Choice Scarf, which can prove problematic if a Pokémon uses Knock Off against it
Magneton cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding as it is a Genderless Pokémon.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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